Virus stretches limits of strained public health systems

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Virus stretches limits of strained public health systems

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, a worker walks among beds in a convention center that has been converted into a temporary hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions over whether everyone can get equal access to treatment. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
FILE - This Feb. 2, 2020, file photo provided by the Department of Defense shows empty lodging facilities at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Department of Defense says it is providing temporary lodging support for up to 1,000 passengers being evacuated from China to the U.S. in response to the coronavirus outbreak there. The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions over whether everyone can get equal access to treatment. (Todd Holly/U.S. Air Force via AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, people wearing masks play games at a quarantined vacation center in Carry-le-Rouet, southern France, which is currently accommodating French citizens repatriated from the virus-hit city of Wuhan. The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions over whether everyone can get equal access to treatment. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2020, file photo, commuters wear face masks to protect themselves from new virus at the skytrain station in Bangkok, Thailand. The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions over whether everyone can get equal access to treatment. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, construction workers labor at the Leishenshan Hospital, the second temporary field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions over whether everyone can get equal access to treatment. (Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua via AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo released by the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, Indonesians who arrived from Wuhan, China, are sprayed with antiseptic at Hang Nadim Airport in Batam, Indonesia. The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions over whether everyone can get equal access to treatment. (Indonesian Foreign Ministry via AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, the cruise ship Diamond Princess is anchored off the Yokohama Port in Yokohama, near Tokyo. The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions over whether everyone can get equal access to treatment. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, construction workers labor at the Leishenshan Hospital, the second temporary field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions over whether everyone can get equal access to treatment. (Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua via AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, construction workers labor at the Leishenshan Hospital, the second temporary field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions over whether everyone can get equal access to treatment. (Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua via AP)

Virus stretches limits of strained public health systems

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, a worker walks among beds in a convention center that has been converted into a temporary hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions over whether everyone can get equal access to treatment. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
FILE - This Feb. 2, 2020, file photo provided by the Department of Defense shows empty lodging facilities at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Department of Defense says it is providing temporary lodging support for up to 1,000 passengers being evacuated from China to the U.S. in response to the coronavirus outbreak there. The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions over whether everyone can get equal access to treatment. (Todd Holly/U.S. Air Force via AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, people wearing masks play games at a quarantined vacation center in Carry-le-Rouet, southern France, which is currently accommodating French citizens repatriated from the virus-hit city of Wuhan. The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions over whether everyone can get equal access to treatment. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2020, file photo, commuters wear face masks to protect themselves from new virus at the skytrain station in Bangkok, Thailand. The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions over whether everyone can get equal access to treatment. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, construction workers labor at the Leishenshan Hospital, the second temporary field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions over whether everyone can get equal access to treatment. (Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua via AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo released by the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, Indonesians who arrived from Wuhan, China, are sprayed with antiseptic at Hang Nadim Airport in Batam, Indonesia. The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions over whether everyone can get equal access to treatment. (Indonesian Foreign Ministry via AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, the cruise ship Diamond Princess is anchored off the Yokohama Port in Yokohama, near Tokyo. The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions over whether everyone can get equal access to treatment. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, construction workers labor at the Leishenshan Hospital, the second temporary field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions over whether everyone can get equal access to treatment. (Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua via AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, construction workers labor at the Leishenshan Hospital, the second temporary field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia and beyond, raising questions over whether everyone can get equal access to treatment. (Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua via AP)
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